Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cranberry Apple Sangria




For me, one of the highlights of our Thanksgiving day was this sangria that my daughter Megan made. There was just enough for everyone to have a glass to start the day and it was a lovely festive touch. The glasses looked so pretty full of cranberries, apples and a cinnamon stick.

This is a red wine sangria, so perfect for fall and winter celebrations. We used a Pinot Noir, but I think it would also be good with a Merlot. The only change we made to the recipe was to use light cranberry juice, since that is what I had and to then use half the amount of simple syrup. I would also suggest using unsweetened apple juice if cider is out of season.

It's so easy to make; just pour everything in a pitcher and chop up some apples and you are done. For better flavor, it is best to make it a few hours before serving. We all thought it was delicious and perfect for any special occasion.


Cranberry Apple Sangria


1 bottle red wine

3 cups apple cider

1 cup unsweetened cranberry juice

1/2 cup triple sec

1/2 cup simple syrup ( equal parts sugar and water, cooked over low heat until sugar is dissolved)

1 cup fresh cranberries

1 cup diced apples

Sparkling water to finish

Cinnamon sticks for garnish


Pour all ingredients into a large pitcher. Add cranberries and apples. Mix well. To serve: pour in a glass, add a splash of sparkling water and spoon some of the fruit on top. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.


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  1. Yum!! Delicious and pretty, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Vicki!

  2. We love sangria - I need to remember this one for Christmas!

  3. This look so good! I wanted my daughter to make a drink for Thanksgiving but she wasn't up for it. I will keep this in mind for Christmas!


  4. Sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. It certainly does look pretty and perfect for the season! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. Prefect drink flavors! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  7. This looks delicious! My husband and I will enjoy trying this. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

    Tamara x


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